Frets on Fire is like an open-source Guitar Hero

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fretsonfire3 small1Yesterday we brought news of a desktop version of Rock Band for Facebook that was mediocre at best. And today, we have Frets on Fire, an open-source Guitar Hero clone that looks like it could actually be pretty badass.

You can play along to the included songs, or you can import your own from Guitar Hero 1 or 2 discs, a neat trick. Or you can create your own with the in-game song creator. Or, and this is the part that’s fun, you can import songs from other instrumentoke sites like Keyboards on Fire.

We haven’t tried it out yet, but apparently with some hacking it’ll work with a Guitar Hero controller, but because the Xbox 360 version is USB-based, and pirate drivers are already out for Windows and OSX for them, you should be able to tweak it to to work without too much hassle. Just keep your office shredding to a minimum, because that would just be dumb.

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